Patient Stories

Our amazing patients share their stories of the wonderful care they received at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center.


Elliott Josi standing in front of a mountainElliott Josi’s Father’s Day in 2023 was made memorable by more than just the messages of love and gratitude from his kids. After experiencing bursting pain, he learned of a herniated disc in his spine.

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Serenity cortez kisses her child on the headBeing a first-time mom can mean you have a lot of questions about what to expect when you deliver. Luckily, Serenity Cortez was as prepared as she could be prior to delivering her first born at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center (SMC).

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Brett Kuhnsman

Brett KuhnsmanBrett visited the Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center emergency department for treatment of a blood clot. The care he received exceeded his expectations.

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Sydney with dad and baby Ellie

Mom Sydney and baby Ellie were recent patients at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center and only had great things to say about The Family Birth Center. “The nursing staff I had were very encouraging and helpful through the entire labor and delivery process,” said Sydney. “They listened and took into consideration my feelings and that’s something I will forever be grateful for. I have never met such kind and wonderful staff.”

Thank you to all who allow us to be part of their birthing journey!